I'm curious how other people have handled the Santa Claus part of Christmas. My kids are older now so it's no longer an issue. We never really encouraged it, or even discouraged it, when the kids were little. We always treated it more like anyone could be Santa if they are kind and giving and generous. We never put presents under the tree and said they were "from" Santa. We explained that the many Santas they see at the malls were part of Christmas "fun". I don't know if this was right or wrong, but it worked for us.